WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
The premier online retail destination for the most
extensive selection of ultra-premium and luxury European wines
Founders Marco Prete and Cristina Fragni have spent a lifetime in close contact with the top European winemakers and cellar masters, and have spent decades on their shared passion for learning, tasting, and even assisting in the production of fine wines.
After relocating to NYC in 2013, they found that many of their favorite vintages were not available in the US. Inspired by a lack of available inventory on the usual channels, they decided that it was essential to them personally and professionally to create a bespoke, world-class collection of fine wines available for US import.
The Wines of Kings collection of exquisite wines reflects the founders’ obsession with premium wines that are made authentically.
a unique approach
Wines of Kings is a US-registered wine importer and online wine store, offering a curated selection of high-end European wines. We are devoted to the direct sourcing, handling, importing, sale, and delivery of some of the most sought-after and beloved wines in the world - selected carefully for their quality, vintage and terroir.
From cellar-to-cellar, or cellar to shelf, we maintain the highest standards, thanks to close relationships with the finest producers of wine across the globe, ensuring authenticity.
We maintain strict, direct, temperature- controlled delivery from the cellar to the customer, guaranteeing the integrity of each vintage’s character and flavor profile.
WHO WE ARE
OUR FOUNDERS AND EXPERTS
A native Italian, Marco Prete assisted more than 20 Italian winemakers and companies in the mergers, acquisitions, and negotiations of international distribution agreements and joint-ventures.
Both Marco and Cristina spent decades learning, tasting, and producing fine wines, while maintaining close contact with the top European winemakers and cellar masters.
With a diverse range of sourcing, the founders have historically focused on providing superb, high-end wines purchased directly from producers across Italy, France and Spain. They sell wines that they themselves have enjoyed and are honored to share them with the world.
Also a native Italian, Cristina Fragni spent decades learning, tasting, and producing fine wines, while maintaining close contact with the top European winemakers and cellar masters.
In 2022, the co-founders expanded their ambitions with the purchase of 81 Acres in the McMinnville appellation in Willamette Valley, home to generations of winemakers. They also plan to open a world-class wine-tasting room, set to debut in Portland in 2023.